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Taylor Messier named Academic All-American

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Taylor Messier, BS’16, has been named an Academic All American for her academic and athletic achievements in Architecture and softball. Messier will attend RWU’s Master of Architecture program beginning Fall 2016.

RWU AIAS Chapter featured at AIAS Grassroots National Conference

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

RWU’s American Institute of Architecture Students chapter (RWU AIAS) Freedom by Design Project “Garden of Hope” was featured in a short documentary film at the annual Grassroots Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.  The film was produced to inaugurate the partnership between AIAS National and the National Council of Architectural Accrediting Boards (NCARB) to support the Freedom by Design service component of the AIAS. 

The project had previously been recognized with an award for best project in the country (over $10,000), and was designed and constructed by RWU architecture students at the Bristol Community Center.  The garden was supported by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and built in memory of Laurie Cordero, who conceived the garden as a place of reflection and meditation for those affected with breast cancer. The garden was dedicated on what would have been Ms. Cordeiro’s 53rd birthday.

RWU Architecture undergraduates attend top US graduate schools in Fall 2016

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

50 of RWU’s 71 2016 BS in Architecture graduates are attending Master of Architecture programs across the country this Fall. More than 40 are continuing onto RWU’s M.Arch. program, with others attending the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Southern California, Oregon, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Pavlides leads EDRA symposium with RWU students Postian, Droogan, RIC and Manitoba colleagues

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Professor of Architecture Eleftherios Pavlides PhD, AIA, organized a half day symposium at the International Environmental Design Research Association Conference EDRA47 in Raleigh on May 18 2016 entitled “A Case Study of Innovative Health Policy, Requiring Architectural Innovation, Based on Innovative Ethnographic Methods as a Paradigm for Shifting Towards Research Translation”. The symposium included the following presentations:  

Wells participates in Brazil, Canada, US in Spring 2016 conferences

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Assistant Professor Jeremy Wells was involved in Spring 2016 scholarly collaborations in Canada, the US and Brazil, upon returning from his Fall 2015 Fulbright Scholar semester at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. Wells presented:

Rich featured in 4 summer exhibitions in Providence, Nantucket

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Professor of Art Michael Rich’s work is being featured in several exhibitions in Summer 2016 in Providence and Nantucket:

  • New, recent large scale paintings at the Providence Art Club Atrium Gallery
  • Paintings at the Artists Association of Nantucket Annual Gala and Auction
  • Paintings, drawings and prints as part of the 2016 Artists of the Gallery Exhibition at the Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket
  • Monoprint etchings at Prints and Power Yoga, Providence

Barker, White part of Catalyzing Newport Local Action Team

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

2001 Historic Preservation alumna Melissa Barker and Dean Stephen White participated as part of the Local Action Team in Catalyzing Newport’s June events, involving projecting two generations forward to the RI city’s Mayor’s Office 2061.  The June session was led by Catalyst-in-Residence Jake Dunagan.

20th annual Summer Academy in Architecture hosts HS students

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

RWU’s Summer Academy in Architecture is being offered this July for the 20th consecutive year.  21 students from 8 states enrolled, including several receiving scholarship support for their perspectives on diversity. The program was established in 1997 initially as a non-credit program, and led by Greg Laramie, who is now Associate Dean. Since 2013 the Summer Academy has offered 3 college credits, and is led by Adjunct Faculty member Julia Bernert. Students are involved in design studio, drawing, computing, lectures and field trips to significant architecture sites in the Northeast over a four-week period.

Emerging Artist Program enters 5th year in Summer 2016

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

5 students from Mt. Hope High School are participating in RWU Art coursework in Summer 2016, beginning the fifth year of this partnership with the Town of Bristol. Mt. Hope students are able to enroll in first year coursework in drawing, figure drawing, photography and sculpture in Fall, Winter, Spring. Lilya Krys-Burhoe is teaching this Summer 2016.

Karl Daubmann, B.Arch. ’95, becomes Dean at Lawrence Technological University

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Karl Daubmann, a 1995 RWU B.Arch. graduate, has been named dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University, after serving as a Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.  In recent years at Michigan, Daubmann also served and associate dean of post-professional degrees and technology engagement.  He is a registered architect with a record of projects in design technology, manufacturing, and multidisciplinary design. Daubmann is the recipient of the 2015 Founders Prize from the American Academy in Rome, where he spent nearly a year in Italy investigating fabrication and assembly techniques of stone and concrete construction utilizing robotic technologies.